Organic Approaches to Garden Pest ControlEmail this post to a friend.
With everyone going green and being conscious of our environment and the damages we have inflicted upon it; more and more people are considering organic approaches to pest control, rather than drastic measures such as poisonous pesticides and chemicals.
Organic Pest Control
Biochemical pesticides and microscopic pathogens can be used to control garden pests. Various organisms release pheromones. These can be used to lure the unwanted insects into a trap. These can both be found at garden shops. Viruses, bacteria and fungi are microscopic pathogens that are used to pest control. These too are available in gardening stores. The truly organic methods of pest control can include differed soaps and detergents; oils; fumes or heat; odor molecules and gases; and something as simple as smell. Concoctions that are diluted and placed in a spray bottle should never be sprayed directly and plants during sunny, hot weather. Some of the methods mentioned could burn the leaves of the plants under that circumstance.
Biological Pest Control
Living organisms such as certain insects and birds are nature’s way of controlling some of the pests that continuously invade our gardens. Tiny wasps known as parasitoids lay their eggs in bodies or eggs of other garden pests and insects, such as tomato worms. When the wasp matures it eats its host, thereby preventing the garden pests from living and spreading. Sounds ghastly, but this is reported to be highly effective. There are good bugs and bad bugs when it comes to your garden. Predatory insects include ants, big eyed bugs, dragonflies, lacewings, ground beetles, centipedes and spiders. They eat the pests that eat your garden. And let’s not forgets Mother Nature’s birds. The Purple Martin especially loves garden pests; and is happy making a meal of them at every given opportunity.
So show those garden pests who’s boss without getting into it with Mother Nature.
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